Sometimes when I'm on a day off I'll scroll through Facebook on my phone while lazing around in bed, to see what people are doing, thinking, and linking to. Every now and then I come across the expansive voice of a Jean Houston, whispering in my soul's ear with rousing sayings like this one yesterday:"Seeing the image of the whole Earth from space never fails to jolt us out of our stupor. As we look back at this living planet and see the immense power of the image of our Mother, the Earth, floating live and luminescent in the vast ocean of space, our feeling of partnership with Her is quickened. We say “Gaia’ ‘—the ancient Greek Earth goddess whose name has become synonymous with our planet—and we mean “Mama.”" Now that's not a half bad way to wake up.
One of the pages I love best is Joseph Campbell's. Campbell was such a fount of wisdom and intelligence, and he has countless quotable sayings whose depths still endure. He also left a series of unpublished manuscripts, journals and notebooks that are being put out one at a time, and whoever is running his Facebook page taps into this burgeoning body of work. This is the passage I read in bed this morning:
"The unfolding through time of all things from one is the simple message, finally, of every one of the creation myths reproduced in the pages of these volumes - including that of our contemporary biological view, which becomes an effective mythic image the moment we recognize its own inner mystery". Later in the comment section someone wrote, "The One became the many. The secret is the many becoming One". Beautiful point Mr. Roger Ochala, whoever and wherever you are.
What this all means for the continued emergence of the global brain is hard to say; but it's been said that you are what you meditate on, and with all this wisdom coming through my phone or computer screen everyday, I for one find it a little easier to color between the lines, to stay the course, to keep my jalopy heading toward the light.